NASA Wavelength Resources Collection

NASA Wavelength is a collection of resources that incorporate NASA content and have been subject to peer review. You can search this collection using key words and/or the drop down menus to pinpoint resources to use with your audience of learners.
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What is Life?

This is a lesson about the definition of life. Learners will compare real and fake or live and dead objects and brainstorm ideas about what life is; refine the definition by playing 20 Questions to identify an object or organism; and test the definition by comparing "mystery" samples.

Simulate Natural Selection With Beetles

In this simulation activity, students experiment with a population of M&M candies or paper dot "beetles" to test how well each color is adapted to survive on a field of colorful wrapping paper or fabric.

CRISM: Following the Water on Mars, Past and Present

This is a poster about the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM), an instrument onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Learners can find out what it does and how it works, then go online and start exploring the Red Planet with real Mars data.

Estimating Planar Areas Using Analogue Methods

This math problem determines the areas of simple and complex planar figures using measurement of mass and proportional constructs.

How do Atmospheres Affect Planetary Temperatures? Activity B How do Atmospheres Produce their Effect Upon Surface Temperatures?

In this kinesthetic activity, the concept of energy budget is strengthened as students conduct three simulations using play money as units of energy, and students serve as parts of a planetary radiation balance model.

Space Place: Let's Go to Mars!

Learners will decide on the appropriateness of items to take on a long trip to Mars and take into consideration the effects of zero gravity, limited electrical power, etc.

Is There a Future for Subsistence Agriculture?

Subsistence agriculture is introduced and described through text, satellite images, space shuttle photos, ground photos and maps.

Geometry to the Rescue: A Story in Pictures

Problem: How do you measure an angle with a protector, when that angle is between two solid walls?

My Take on the Moon

This is an activity about the Moon's formation, changes over time, gravitational connection to Earth, or influence on our culture and urban legends.

How to Calculate Sea Ice Changes

This set of three videos illustrates how math is used in satellite data analysis. NASA climate scientist Claire Parkinson explains how the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice covers are measured from satellite data and how math is used to determine trends in the data.